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Phillis Fithall, John and Charlotte Fithie, John Fitzgerald,
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Phillis Fithall

A note from dated 3 May 2002
We have Robert Fitall and Phillis Frampton as having three children, the first being born in 1838. On Jaunay's passenger list of Early Pioneers he has a listing for passengers aboard the "Navarino", on this it states that Robert Fitall and Phillis Frampton were travelling with one child. Would you have any knowledge of this child, who must have been born after their marriage on the 19th September 1836, and their arrival in South Australia on the 6th December 1837.
Robert Fithall 1810 - 1847, was a Frenchman and he married Phillis Frampton in London about 1836, when Phillis was about 16 years old. They embarked on the Navarino to arrive in Adelaide in 1837, among the first arrivals to the new settlement. The South Australian census of 1841 shows R Fithall and wife living at Waymouth Street. Later they lived at Bowden. They had three children and Robert worked as a carpenter. He died in Adelaide in 1847 aged 36.
George Jenkins, a bachelor, wed c1848 to the widow Phillis Fithall in Adelaide about 1848. They moved with the gold seekers, eventually settling at Mount Beckworth and meeting the Bryce family.
2 Children 1. Unknown child
2. William Fithall 1838 - 20 Jan 1918, born at Adelaide.
William Fithall married 11 Feb 1864 to Ann Bryce and had 3 children. They settled at Moolerr, near St Arnaud, and he is buried at St Arnaud.
and had 3 surviving children. They lived at Moolerr, near St Arnaud, Vic.
7 Children 1. Marion Fithall 1865 #18771 wed 1887 #2143 to Benjamin Tucker
2. Phyllis Fithall 1868 #5721 lived 1 year
3. Ernest Fithall 1871 #5669
4. Sarah Ann Fithall 1874 #3294 died aged 22
5. Elizabeth Fithall 1877
6 and 7 stillborn Unnamed girl twins 1881 #6663
4. Sarah Ann Fithall 10 Jan 1840 - 6 Jan 1927, born at Adelaide. She married 26 Apr 1860 to John Bryce at Mount Beckworth and had 10 children. She died at Shepparton and is buried at Numurkah.
Children listed under John Bryce.
5. George Fithall 3 Aug 1842 - ?, born at Adelaide. He wed 1868 to Augustianna Silver (born in Sydney 1850 - 1923) They lived in the St Arnaud area.
11 Children 1. Ethel Fithall 1869
2. Ada Fithall 1872
3. Phyllis Fithall 1873
4. Maude Fithall 1875
5. William George Fithall 6. Mynionette Fithall 1879
7. Arthur Walter Fithall 1881
8. Mary Fithall 1884
9. Goodith Louisa Fithall 1886
10. Ernest Charles Vivian Fithall 1888
11. Ilena Anna Fithall 1892
5. William George Fithall wed 1900 #6323 to Susan East
William George Fithall died 25 April 1914, loved son of Augusta Anna Fithall
(There is no mention of Augusta's husband in the Funeral memorial.)
Susan East wed 1900 #6323, to William George Fithall
He was born 1877 and buried 27 Apr 1914 at St Arnaud
Susan died and was buried 12 Jan 1915 aged 37 years, when her parents are Robert East and Elizabeth Gibb
9 Children 1. William Leslie Fithall 1901
2. Doris Ethel Irene Fithall 1902
3. Evelyn May Fithall 1904
4. Ernest Edwin Fithall 1906
5. William Fithall 1908
6. Melvinia Fithall 1910
7. Susan Ann Fithall 1912
8. Adeline Jean Fithall 5 Sep 1914
Adeline Jean Fithall, 5 Sep 1914 - 9 Jul 1997, was born 5 months after her father died, and was 4 months old when her mother died in Mildura, dau Susan East and William George Fithall, and wed 1932 to Frederick John Rayson 29 Jul 1912 - 16 May 1997

John and Charlotte Fithie

John Fithie 40, came from Carmyllie, Scotland, in Sep 1852 on the H C Kidstonwith Mrs Fithie 33, Ann Fithie 13, Betty Fithie 7, Elizabeth Fithie 6, James Fithie 4, Jane Fithie 2, Job Fithie Infant
John Fithie 1811 - 1887 #13565 aged 76, son of Elizabeth Steel and John Fithie, and Charlotte Duncan 1819 - 1898 #2149 aged 79, son of Jane Linsay and William Duncan, lived at Nunawading
10 Children 1. Ann Fithie c1839
2. Betsy Fithie c1845
3. Elizabeth Fithie c1846 from Forfar Scotland
4. James Fithie 1846 - 1926 #16098 aged 80 wed 1900 #3477 to Margt Moore
5. Jane Fithie c1851
6. Job Fithie 1852
7. Duncan Fithie 1852 - 1867 #8851 aged 15 born at Dundedin
8. David Fithie 1859 #17400 - 1936 #4001 aged 76
9. John Fithie 1862 #15118 - 1932 #2083 aged 70
10. Charlotte Fithie 1865 #4645
1. Betsy Fithie c1845 wed 1865 #1903 to William Currie and lived at Steiglitz
4 Children 1. William John Currie 1866 #5159
2. James Joseph Currie 1867 #24859
3. Duncan Currie 1869 #5474
4. David Currie 1870 #12028
2. Elizabeth Fithie from Forfar Scotland, wed 1866 #1383 to Edward Jonas from Liverpool, and lived at Richmond
7 Children 1. John Jonas 1868 #11724
2. Margaret Ann Jonas 1876 #4671
3. Samuel Jonas 1878 #4723
4. Elizth Jonas 1880 #11020
5. Alexander Jonas 1882 #4777
6. Sarah Jonas 1884 #12141
7. James Jonas 1888 #32913
Jane Fithie wed c1869 to George Cockroft and lived at Box Hill. He appears to be George Cockroft aged 38 came Jul 1867 on the Great Britain
9 Children 1. Aaron Cockroft 1870 #983
2. Mary Jane Cockroft 1871 #21686
3. George Henry Cockroft 1874 #827
4. John Cockroft 1877 #13390
5. Judith Cockroft 1879 #14002
6. Hannah Cockroft 1881 #14311
7. Joseph Cockroft 1883 #21625
8. Ernest Cockroft 1885 #23484
9. Elsie Ada Cockroft 1888 #806
4. David Fithie 1859 #17400 wed 1885 #2099 to Margaret Schoberg 1864 #22493 - 1942 #4279 aged 78,
4 Children 1. Charlotte Fithie 1886 #8151 - 1960 #3187 aged 73 wed McInnes
2. Edith Fithie 1888 #8876 - 1970 #15015 aged 82 wed 1912 #3881 to Chas Rupert Toogood
3. Eliz Fithie 1890 - 1941 #22231 aged 51 wed Stuckey
4. James Fithie 1896 - 1963 #25617 wed 1922 #652 to Amelia Sarah Stuckey
6. Charlotte Fithie 1865 #4645 wed 1885 #6111 to Hugh Brisbane

From on Mon, 28 Jan 2008
I am making a study of the Fethy/ Fithie/ Futhie name (over 40 different spellings), and I noticed your website the other day. Would you have any objection to me adding the information on your family to my notes? In Scotland according to the International Genealogical Index John Fithie and Charlotte Duncan lived at Carmyllie, and some at least of their children were born there.
So far I have 1842, 17th December: John Fithie, at Carmyllie, married Charlotte Duncan.
Their children were Betsy (born 3rd June 1843 and christened on the 3rd of July),
Elizabeth (born on the 23rd of September 1844 and christened on the 6th of October),
James (born on the 1st of June 1846 and christened on the 5th of August),
and Jean (born on the 8th of July 1848 and christened on the 3rd of July), all at Carmyllie.
Some of these details are slightly different from yours, but the IGI is a bit of a mess. If you have any photographs or further information on any Fithie I would be most grateful. It is a novel feeling for me to read placenames such as Dundedin and Steiglitz, which I know absolutely nothing about.
I live about 6 miles east of the parish, which mainly consists of a church surrounded by farmland. The image attached is of the present church, which is 19th century. I don't know its age precisely, but it is on the same site as any older ones. There may be a website. There is at least one Duncan gravestone, but whether it is a relative of Charlotte I do not know. I didn't hang about for more because the parish is known as cauld (cold) Carmyllie for very good reasons. It is inland and very open, so it gets more snow than we do in Arbroath and it can be bitter in winter. It was yesterday when I took these pictures.
Bob Duncan

Go here to see my Fithie page with the images showing.

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald came 1844 on Sea Queen with Mary Kirby and baptised John William at St Francis Roman Catholic, Melbourne 1846 #1594 first as Mary Kinby then later as Mary Kirby.
William John Fitzgerald 1846 wed 1885 #576 to Mary C (Cecelia) Sheehan and lived at Tarnagulla
2 children 1. Mary Eliza Fitzgerald 1885 #6481
2. Catherine Agnes Fitzgerald 1886 #22486
2. Catherine Agnes Fitzgerald 1886 - 1964 #19943 aged 78, wed 1912 #4187E to Edward Tregillis

Michael and Catherine Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald wed 1845 #35792 to Catherine McGeahn at Church of St Francis.
Michael Fitzgerald wed on 12 Feb 1850 #40827 to Catherine Cogan at St Francis Catholic Church, Melbourne in the presence of Bryan Gleeson and Alice Knox. all four signed with an X, service conducted by Father Robert Downing, CC.
Susan was baptised at St Francis, Melbourne, Ann in Portland and Mary Ann in Geelong catholic churches.
4 Children 1. Susan Fitzgerald 1846 #1554 listed in two records 1846 #39266
2. Ann Fitzgerald 1851 #45956
3. Agness Fitzgerald c1852
4. Mary Ann Fitzgerald 1854 #154
3. Agness Fitzgerald 1852 - 1945 #2619 aged 93, wed 1877 #1717 to Wm Hy Date 1855 - 1926 #7601 aged 71, lived at St Arnaud, died at Flemington, 7 Children

Thomas and Amelia Fitzgerald

Amelia Teal born 29 May 1825 dau of Sarah and John Teall at Lower Swell, Gloucester, England
Thomas Fitzgerald aged 36 came Jan 1854 on the Truro as Assisted British Immigrants with Amelia Teal aged 28 and Eleanor aged 1, and lived at Geelong, Ararat
5 Children 1. Eleanor Fitzgerald 1853 died?
2. Gerald John Fitzgerald 1856 #1918
3. Amelia Ann Fitzgerald 1860 #3826
4. Emily Fitzgerald 1861 #8968
5. Ellen Fitzgerald 1863 #124 - 1863 #67 lived 6 weeks
2. Gerald John Fitzgerald 1856 #1918 - 1926 #8054 aged 70, wed 1883 #3395 to Susan (Sarah) Hamilton 1865 #19767 - 1946 #16026 aged 80, dau of Lavinia Reece Penley and Thomas James Hamilton, and lived at Ararat
10 Children 1. Susan Fitzgerald 1884 #14028 - 1884 #7652 lived 15 days
2. Alice Amelia Fitzgerald 1887 #8003 - 1887 #8843 lived 9 weeks
3. Percy Thomas Fitzgerald 1888 #8056
4. Lily Frances Fitzgerald 1889 #27809
5. Ethel Hilda Fitzgerald 1891 #76 - 1957 #17027 aged 66, wed Squire
6. Gerald Wilfred Valen Fitzgerald 1892 #9501 - 1926 #10551 aged 34
7. Ernt Neville Fitzgerald 1895 #190
8. Sydney Alan Fitzgerald 1897 #15874
9. Elsie Violet Fitzgerald 1899 #152 - 1927 #3915 aged 28
10. Elma Muriel Fitzgerald 1905 - 1981 #14907 aged 76, wed Williams
3. Amelia Ann Fitzgerald 1860 #3826 - 1937 #14475 aged 77, wed 1881 #4306 to Thomas Waterfield 1856 #5599 - 1934 #14600 aged 78, son of Ann Mcdunna and William Waterfield born at Hamilton and lived at Horsham
7 Children 1. Martha Wfred Waterfield 1881 - 1947 #18052 aged 67, wed Kelly
2. Gerald John Waterfield 1883 #3249 - 1884 #1499 lived 1 year
3. Alfred Waterfield 1884 #17548 - 1972 #16966 aged 88
4. Ethel Amelia Waterfield 1887 #11847 - 1890 #7659 lived 3 years
5. Ruby Alice Waterfield 1890 #4400 - 1975 #20040 aged 85
6. Lucy Mary Waterfield 1892 #14332 - 1893 #10377 lived 1 year
7. Arthur Thos Waterfield 1894 #21481 - 1961 #2325 aged 66
4. Emily Fitzgerald 1861 #8968 - 1900 #4157 aged 38 wed 1884 #3775 to William Parish 1862 #5963 - 1947 #19514 aged 84 died at Ararat,

James and Christianna Fitzpatrick

James Fitzpatrick wed 1863 #3274 to Christianna Jane Westhorp, and lived at Carlton
4 Children 1. Alfred Fitzpatrick 1866 #9612
2. Herbert Arthur Fitzpatrick 1870 #3838
3. Cyril James Fitzpatrick 1877 #7502
4. William Fitzpatrick 1879 #26115
2. Herbert Arthur Fitzpatrick 1870 #3838 wed 1893 #5661 to Ethel Thwaites 1875 #18571 and lived at Queencliffe
6 Children 1. Dulcimer Fitzpatrick 1895 #6432
2. Herbt Arth Fitzpatrick 1899 #5495
3. Mabel Mavis Fitzpatrick 1901 #13783
4. Jas Harold Fitzpatrick 1904 #12883
5. Geoffrey Ernt Fitzpatrick 1908 #22059
6. Edgar Westhorp Fitzpatrick 1911 #6274


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